LUFTHANSA Extends A350 Service To Delhi And Mumbai

LUFTHANSA Extends A350 Service To Delhi And Mumbai

Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect that the A350 will remain on routes from Munich to both Mumbai and Delhi beyond this Summer.
 
Initially, the A350 was scheduled to serve the routes until the end of the 2017 Summer timetable, but now the schedule reflects that the A350 will remain on these routes for the Winter 2017/18 schedule.    This suggests that the A350 will be flying to these destinations through at least March of 2018.

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LUFTHANSA Gets Its 3rd A350

LUFTHANSA Gets Its 3rd A350

Lufthansa has taken delivery of their 3rd Airbus A350, D-AIXC, in Toulouse, France today.    The aircraft is scheduled to be flown to Munich tomorrow where after a short period of fine tuning, will join ‘XA’ and ‘XB’ in daily service.

The delivery of the latest A350 makes it possible for Lufthansa to begin using the A350 on its Munich – Mumbai beginning on April 15.  Ultimately 25 A350s will join the fleet and will be stationed between Frankfurt and Munich, as aircraft such as the A340 are phased out.

@LufthansaNews shared a few images from the official registration decals being applied to ‘XC’ earlier today:

 

 

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Blizzard Delays Lufthansa’s A350 Debut In The USA

Blizzard Delays Lufthansa’s A350 Debut In The USA

As luck (or bad luck) would have it, passengers scheduled to fly from Munich to Boston (and back) tomorrow had their flights cancelled due to the Blizzard bearing down on the Northeast corridor of the US.     What makes it worse was the fact that tomorrow’s flight from Munich was also the first flight of Lufthansa’s A350 to the USA.
 

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Lufthansa’s A350 departing Munich


 

With Lufthansa cancelling all flights to and from Boston, New York, Newark, and Philadelphia due to the weather on March 14, the debut of the LH A350 in the USA will have to wait until Wednesday, March 15.   Hopefully not too many ‘Avgeeks’ were lined up to be on this inaugural event!

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LUFTHANSA Announces A350 Launch Date For Mumbai

LUFTHANSA Announces A350 Launch Date For Mumbai

A few weeks ago, Lufthansa announced that Mumbai would be the 3rd destination to be served by the new A350s joining the fleet.   They’ve further clarified the announcement to include the start date for the A350s service between Munich and Mumbai.

Beginning April 15,  2017 the A350 will take over for the A330 on the route.   The flight numbers remain the same but the flight times have been updated to reflect the A350’s performance:

Flight LH764 will depart Munich at 11:40a and arrive in Mumbai at 11:05p.

Flight LH765 will depart Mumbai at 1:05a and arrive in Munich at 5:50a.

Previously, LH764 departed Munich at 11:35a and arrived in Mumbai at 11:55p, while LH765 departed at 1:25a and arrived in Munich at 5:50a.

 


LUFTHANSA:  Second A350 Arrives This Week & Will Be Boston Bound

LUFTHANSA: Second A350 Arrives This Week & Will Be Boston Bound

Lufthansa is set to take delivery of their second A350 this Friday, February 24.

D-AIXB is set to arrive in Munich at 11:00a at which point it will be turned over to Lufthansa Technik who will install the Premium Economy cabin as well as take care of a few minor LH customizations.

 

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D-AIXA takes to the skies from Munich

 

Once that work is complete, the aircraft will be available for more crew certification flights over the next 3 weeks before entering revenue service.    According to LH’s schedule, that means that D-AIXB will fly to Boston on March 14.

This marks the second of Lufthansa’s initial 10 A350s that will be stationed in Munich.  Ultimately 25 A350s will join the fleet and will be stationed between Frankfurt and Munich.

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